Fire safety is everyone’s responsibility and all members of the College community are expected to cooperate fully with firefighting and Monmouth College officials and abide by the College’s regulations regarding fire safety.
- Full cooperation is expect during fire emergencies and all fire drills
- Tampering with fire equipment including but not limited to sprinklers, alarms and extinguishers is strictly forbidden
- The burning of candles and incense is prohibited
- Halogen lamps are not permitted
- Unattended heating lamps are not permitted
- It should also be noted that with advice from the City of Monmouth Fire Department, a fire code occupancy limit has been established for every residential facility at Monmouth College to ensure the physical safety of all students. Adhering to occupancy limits is expected.
Students found in violation of fire safety regulations should expect a disciplinary response from the College.
The following sanctions will apply:
- First offense: $100.00 fine
- Second offense: $200.00 fine
- Third offense: $300.00 fine
- Covering or tampering with fire safety equipment (e.g. smoke detectors): $300.00 fine
In addition, these sanctions may be amended at the College’s discretion given the severity of the circumstances. Additional sanctions may be added including but not limited to, warnings, community service, suspension, dismissal and the reporting of violations to local law enforcement and/or fire safety personnel. Those sanctions received through the disciplinary hearing process may be appealed to the Vice President for Student Life or his or her designee. Decisions by the Vice President for Student Life or his or her designee regarding these appeals are final.
Charcoal grills may be used on campus.
For safety reasons the following guidelines must be met when charcoal grills are in use:
- When in use, grills must be kept at least ten (10) feet away from buildings, other physical structures and motorized vehicles.
- Grills must never be used inside a building.
- Grills must be placed on a solid surface and must not be used in college parking lots.
- During use, grills must be monitored at all times.
- After use, coals must be completely smothered and all smoldering charcoal must be completely extinguished.
- For obvious safety reasons, grills, charcoal, lighter fluid and propane tanks are not permitted inside residence halls.
Gas grills are not permitted on the Monmouth College campus.
All knives with a blade length larger than 3 inches AND knives with a fixed blade (regardless of length) are prohibited on any Monmouth College property.
Neither firearms or weapons are permitted on Monmouth College property under any circumstances. This includes but is not limited to bows and arrows, pistols, tasers, revolvers, shotguns, air guns, BB guns, pellet guns, slingshots, paintball guns and CO2 guns. All pepper spray canisters that exceed 1 ounce are also prohibited.
All combustible items are prohibited including but not limited to lighter fluids, fuel, fireworks, or any other flammable liquids.
Most missing person reports in the college environment result from someone changing their normal routine and failing to inform others of this change. Those who believe a friend, colleague, roommate, or acquaintance is missing are encouraged to inform any of the following immediately:
If you believe an employee is missing:
Office of Personnel at: 309-457-2122
Campus Safety at: 309-457-3456
If you believe a student is missing:
Office of Residence Life at: 309-457-2113
Campus Safety at: 309-457-3456
Following the report the matter will be investigated and if it is determined that the person is missing, law enforcement authorities will be informed. Parents/guardians will be notified.
All students are required to supply to the Office of Residence Life with their emergency contact numbers. Students are also required to update their emergency contact number(s) every semester.